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Born this way: Majority of Americans say being gay is not a choice

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
A new Gallup poll released Wednesday finds that, for the first time, a majority of Americans say same-sex orientation is something gays and lesbians are born with, rather than something that is determined by their upbringing or environment. ...

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Gallup: Record-high 60 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Shelly Bailes, 74, left, and her wife, Ellen Pontac, 73, of Davis, Calif., kiss in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, where justices were hearing arguments in same-sex marriage cases, April 28, 2015.
Just one month before the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of states’ same-sex marriage bans, support for gay unions has reached a record 60 percent. ...

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Gallup Polls show significant gains in public support for LGBT community

Monday, June 2, 2014
Jeff Siner,  AP
Public opinion on same-sex relations has improved more dramatically than it has on any other controversial issue with strong moral sensibilities, according to data released on Friday by the Gallup Poll organization. When asked to indicate, “Do you believe that, ...

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Gallup Poll finds most Americans believe being gay or lesbian starts at birth

Thursday, May 29, 2014
The couples and two gay-rights groups filed suit Aug. 12 to challenge the 2000 adoption ban.
In a year when the movement for same-sex marriages continues to make strides across the U.S., Americans remain divided on how people come to be gay or lesbian. More than a third of Americans (37%) believe people become gay as ...

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Gallup poll: Support for same-sex marriage reaches new high at 55 percent

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
WASHINGTON -- Americans' support for laws that legalize same-sex marriage has reached a new high, according to new data released by Gallup. ...

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Poll: Majority of Americans would vote to legalize gay marriage in all 50 states

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
PRINCETON, N.J. -- A majority of Americans say they would vote in favor of a law legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 U.S. states, according to a new Gallup poll. ...

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Gallup study reports that only 3.4% of Americans identify as LGBT

Thursday, October 18, 2012
A new study by the Gallup organization -- posed to more than 120,000 U.S. adults thus far -- shows that only 3.4 percent said "yes" when asked if they identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. ...

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Poll: Majority of Americans approve of Obama’s support for marriage equality

Friday, May 11, 2012
More than half of Americans say they approve of President Barack Obama's recently announced support for full marriage equality for gay and lesbians, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup poll. ...

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Gallup: Americans estimate 25 percent of population is gay or lesbian

Friday, May 27, 2011
The Gallup organization on Friday released more findings from its annual Values and Beliefs poll, conducted May 5-8, and reported that U.S. adults, on average, estimate that 25% of Americans are gay or lesbian. ...

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Gallup: Majority of Americans believe gay relations ‘morally acceptable’

Thursday, May 26, 2011
More insights from Gallup’s annual Values and Beliefs poll, conducted May 5-8, revealed that 56 percent of Americans consider gay and lesbian relations morally acceptable, the highest Gallup has measured since this question was first asked in 2001. ...

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